HLED 554

Program Planning for Health Educators Online



Students will explore the different learning models that health educators commonly use to educate the community.  Students will learn how to create learning objectives for the curriculum development.  Students will learn how to create health marketing messages that follow governmental guidelines (Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)) including literacy levels. Students will analyze  the media outlets that are used to deliver health messages. Students will also adapt teaching strategies for diverse populations.


Create a 30-minute recorded “teaching” presentation (either audio or video) based on a relevant health topic

Explore community health events in your community

Learn to develop marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, and newsletters

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective methodologies in health education and teaching

  • Examine effective communication strategies needed to encourage health education in a community

  • Demonstrate an awareness of how health literacy impacts program development

  • Identify the role of a health educator in different settings (community, classroom, etc.)

  • Incorporate the National Health Objectives for the Nation from the Healthy People Initiative

  • Create learning outcomes and curriculum content for a mock health education class

  • Identify gaps in health education

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  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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    Last updated 7/14/19

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    Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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